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Thérèse Steinmetz

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Thérèse Steinmetz
Thérèse Steinmetz in 1967
Thérèse Steinmetz in 1967
Background information
Born (1933-05-17) 17 May 1933 (age 91)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thérèse Steinmetz (born 17 May 1933) is a Dutch singer, best known for her participation in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest.

Early career[edit]

Steinmetz studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and appeared in various theatre, television and film roles before being give her own TV series, Thérèse, in 1966

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In 1967, Steinmetz sang all six songs in the Dutch Eurovision selection, with "Ring-dinge-ding" being chosen by postcard voting as the winner.[1] Steinmetz went forward to the 12th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Vienna on 8 April, where "Ring-dinge-ding" ended the evening in 14th place of 17 entries, continuing a run of poor Dutch results dating back to 1960.[2]

Later career[edit]

In 1970, Steinmetz won the Golden Stag Festival in Braşov, Romania, beating another former Eurovision singer, Lize Marke, into second place.[3] The victory led to her becoming a very popular singer in Romania, which she would visit several times, performing a folk music-based repertoire. She had a top 40 hit, "Geef ze een kans", in the Netherlands in 1974 and made regular television appearances.[4]

Steinmetz has lived for many years in the French Riviera city of Cannes, where she has become a successful painter and owns and runs an art gallery and workshop.[5]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by